Despite the sea of premiere reviews that overtook us like it does every three months, we’ve made good across-the-board progress on achieving all our fundraiser goals. Read on for detailed updates, a slight schedule adjustment, and a sneak peek at the art design! … [Read more...] about [Editorial] AniFem Fundraiser Update: October 2019
We spent the past month locked in to fundraiser tasks and made significant progress across all fronts. Onwards to the updates! … [Read more...] about [Editorial] AniFem Fundraiser Update: September 2019
It’s been a busy month all across the AniFem board. We’ve got fundraiser updates and a September Site Announcement, so please read on so you’re up to speed on things! … [Read more...] about [Editorial] AniFem Fundraiser Update and Site Announcement: August 2019
Premiere reviews swallowed us whole for a couple weeks (as they do), but thankfully our contractors were hard at work to help us make some progress towards our fundraiser goals. Here’s what we’ve accomplished this month. … [Read more...] about [Editorial] AniFem Fundraiser Update: July 2019
This update has been a long time coming. Thanks so much to all our supporters for being so patient with us, and our sincerest apologies for not providing this sooner. The good news is there is no bad news: We’re still pursuing all of our fundraiser goals and making steady progress on our promises! The rest of the news is… well, realistic, mostly. … [Read more...] about [Editorial] AniFem Fundraiser Update: June 2019
Earlier today our crowdfunding campaign closed - a success, by any measure. … [Read more...] about [Editorial] Crowdfunding close, clarifications, and concept art
We're just hours from the end of our crowdfunding campaign now (and only $1,672 from our stretch goal to open an online shop! Please contribute now). For our final campaign editorial, the team decided to build off our 2019-2021 strategy and look even further into the future, asking: If money and time weren't an obstacle, what kind of projects would you like to see Anime … [Read more...] about [Editorial] If money and time were no object…
The final 50-hour stretch of our crowdfunding campaign has begun! (If you haven't already, please contribute now!) To continue our mission of serving underrepresented fans and paying everyone we work with fairly, AniFem needs to make a lot more money... But it's essential that we do so in a way that stays true to our intersectional feminist roots. Many of you have had … [Read more...] about [Editorial] AniFem’s 2019-2021 plans – in detail
Our niche feminist website made history last weekend. We raised $20,000 in just 39 hours for pretty unexciting infrastructure reasons, without even a sneak peek of our perks, at the most expensive time of year - in our first ever crowdfunding campaign. AniFem’s first ever campaign. Not mine. … [Read more...] about [Editorial] How Anime Feminist raised $20k in 39 hours – and how you could do the same
Over one intense weekend, we met our $19,900 crowdfunding goal just 38 hrs after launching the campaign. We met our first stretch goal just two hours later. … [Read more...] about [Editorial] We did it! On crowdfunding success and stretch goals
The countdown is over - our crowdfunding campaign just went live on Indiegogo! You can finally read our campaign, see our list of perks, watch our video, and contribute at https://www.animefeminist.com/crowdfunding/ … [Read more...] about [Editorial] Crowdfunding campaign live update post
Numbers, in business terms, are all about storytelling. “We made $800 by our third month on Patreon” isn’t as meaningful or powerful as “By our third month, we could afford to pay contributing writers $50 per feature for two features a week.” I’ve written three posts setting the scene. Now, it’s finally time to give you hard numbers, and walk you through the story they’ll … [Read more...] about [Editorial] How much money are we aiming to crowdfund?
I’ve talked about why we’re crowdfunding and what will happen if we don’t reach our goal. Now it’s time to get into some detail: who will your money actually go to? And how will we make sure we pay them properly? … [Read more...] about [Editorial] Who will get the money we crowdfund?
On 1st December, we’ll be asking for a large amount of money through our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. “Five-figure sum” large. Given our following, and our track record in raising funds and support, this is actually an achievable amount. This campaign is a risk, but one that should pay off. If it doesn’t though, there will be some fallout for AniFem - not all of … [Read more...] about [Editorial] What happens if we don’t meet our crowdfunding goal?
AniFem CEO Amelia here, with an exciting announcement... … [Read more...] about [Editorial] The future of Anime Feminist
The AniFem August Con Reports conclude with Crunchyroll Expo! Amelia, Lauren, and Frog-kun flew in to meet Peter in San Francisco, CA, to check out the very first CRXperience! Frog-kun, Lauren, and Amelia weigh in below. … [Read more...] about [Editorial] Crunchyroll Expo Convention Report
Our Con Reports continue, this time with AnimeFest! Caitlin and Amelia traveled to Dallas, TX, to hang with anitwitter pals, wince at chaotic autograph lines, and come face-to-face with Sayo Yamamoto. They have the scoop below. … [Read more...] about [Editorial] AnimeFest Convention Report
Team AniFem is out and about at anime conventions this month, with multiple members attending Otakon in Washington, D.C.; AnimeFest in Dallas, TX; and the very first Crunchyroll Expo in Santa Clara, CA. Each week we'll be bringing you our personal accounts and impressions as informal “Con Reports,” with staff members sharing their thoughts and experiences. We're kicking … [Read more...] about [Editorial] Otakon Convention Report
"What's feminism got to do with Nazis?" Since we posted our first news article, which detailed how major site MyAnimeList edited a Jewish contributor's explicitly anti-Nazi feature weeks after publication to make it more sympathetic to Nazis, a handful of people have asked this question. This is not a real question asked in good faith. This is a rhetorical question, posed in … [Read more...] about [Editorial] What’s feminism got to do with Nazis?
Discourse doesn’t have the best reputation in anime fandom. It surprised me, coming back to anime fandom, to see so much disdain attached to such a neutral academic word. ‘Discourse’ here means that someone wrote a thought-provoking piece, probably about something controversial, which generated conversation on social media. If you’ve been following the development of this site, … [Read more...] about Sincerity, Expectation, and Discourse in Anime Fandom